Benagil Cave in the Algarve
After so much insistence and doubts about the cave of Benagil in the Algarve in Portugal, we will unveil a little about this beautiful cave that became famous all over the world, many for the countless photos that were shared on social networks all over the world.
Benagil, a cave that hides a beautiful golden sand beach and clear blue waters, with natural lighting through a kind of skylight on the roof of the cave.
Although it is a cave on the beach it can only be reached by the sea, this by boat, kayak, a beautiful idea, because on the way, it has numerous interesting rock formations, beautiful beaches and sea birds.
As the Inglés newspaper The Guardian says, “a feeling of“ another world ”in this unusual rock formation in the Algarve, which creates a kind of dome and natural stone arches».
The newspaper also says that this is one of “several recesses in the cliffs near the fishing village of Benagil, which can be visited by boat”, highlighting “isolated beaches along the coast of Lagoa”.
The Guardian stresses that “if the sea is calm, it is possible to swim” in the cave and suggests “a paddleboard adventure” to enjoy the “peaceful environment at a slower pace”.
We can also see the upper part where the hole in the roof is located and see the cave from above, this is the pedestrian route of the Sete Vales Suspensos, undoubtedly one of the most beautiful trails in the Algarve, in such a way that it was chosen as the best hiking destination Europe, yes EUROPE …
With about 6 kilometers (12 if we count the round trip) always along the coastal cliff, between Praia da Marinha and Praia Vale de Centeanes, crossing seven suspended valleys, formerly associated with the mouth of a falling water line at sea.
With a well-marked trail with several cliffs, rock formations of different shapes, curious caves and impressive algares (natural wells that connect the surface of the limestone regions to the underground galleries).
Do not forget if possible to visit the cave of Benagil in the Algarve by boat and the view from above can also be an excellent option.